From landfills and recycling programs to parks, arenas, airports and invasive plants, the RDEK's Environmental Services Department oversees a wide range of services in the East Kootenay that literally stretch from the land to the water to the skies.
The Department, led by Manager Kevin Paterson, has 9 employees and a number of contractors that work hard to provide personal, friendly service; keep our parks, transfer stations and landfills in good condition; provide education and assistance with invasive plant management; manage our mosquito control program; keep the Elk Valley airport open and accessible for pilots; and, much more.
(use general email below to contact):
Kevin Paterson, Manager
Jim Penson, Solid Waste Superintendent
Jamie Davies, Recreation & Control Services Supervisor
Dave Berger, Operations Maintenance Worker
Lionel Parent, Operations Maintenance Worker
Columbia Valley Office:
Rachel Head, Environmental Services Secretary
Matt Leman, Environmental Services Operations Maintenance Worker
Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena:
Colin Peet, Recreation Services Supervisor
Jye Carder, Arena Operator 2
Rob Rice, Arena Operator 1
Stan Nokleby, Arena Operator 1
Chris Matheson, Arena Maintenance Worker
Cranbrook Office Phone: 250-489-2791
Cranbrook Office Toll Free Phone (BC/AB): 1-888-478-7335
Columbia Valley Office: 250-342-0063
For questions about our education programs, tours, community involvement, presentations, school programs, etc, contact the Communications Department at 250-489-2791 or email@example.com
For after-hours emergencies (such as overflowing bins, bin fires, etc), please call: 250-420-1700. This an emergency line only.
Last edited: Tue, June 16, 2020 - 9:07:14